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Mayfield's On-Field Prowess Leads Norman Radio Station To Air Browns

KREF contacted the Browns once Mayfield, a former Sooner, was named the team's starter
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The city of Norman, Okla. has become one of the "cities with radio affiliates" for the Browns, thanks to QB Baker Mayfield and some "out-of-the-box thinking," according to Jenni Carlson of the OKLAHOMAN. Norman-based KREF-AM Owner Randy Laffoon said of the former Oklahoma QB, "Once it became reality that Baker would start ... we thought it was about time to become an affiliate of the Browns." Carlson notes when Mayfield became the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft this April, Laffoon "floated the idea" of affiliating with the Browns to his team at KREF. The station was an affiliate of the Rams "for a few years" after they took former Sooner QB Sam Bradford first in the '10 NFL Draft. When Mayfield was "officially named the Browns starter" after his "TNF" win over the Jets, KREF knew it was "time to contact the Browns." The Browns "loved the idea" of having an affiliate in the Norman market, where Mayfield's star "really rose." Ravens-Browns on Sunday was KREF's "first Browns game, complete with 30 minutes of pregame and the complete postgame show" (OKLAHOMAN, 10/11).